Academic Calendar 2008-2009

Trinity College of Arts & Sciences; The Pratt School of Engineering; The Nicholas School of the Environment and Earth Sciences; The Graduate School; The Graduate Nursing Program

Consult the calendars of the other schools for additional information.

Special Note: Several dates for Summer 2008 have been revised (10/11/07). Changes are noted in red.

SUMMER 2008
February 25 Monday. Registration begins for all Summer sessions
May 14 Wednesday. Term I classes begin. The Monday class schedule is in effect on this day. Regular class meeting schedule begins on Thursday, May 15; Drop/Add continues
May 15 Thursday. Regular class meeting schedule begins
May 16 Friday. Drop/Add for Term I ends
May 26 Monday. Memorial Day. No classes are held
June 11 Wednesday. Last day to withdraw WP or WF from Term I classes
June 23 Monday. Term I classes end
June 24 Tuesday. Reading period
June 25 Wednesday. Term I final examinations begin
June 26 Thursday. Term I final examinations end
June 30 Monday. Term II classes begin
July 2 Wednesday. Drop/Add for Term II ends
July 4 Friday. Independence Day Holiday. No classes are held.
July 28 Monday. Last day to withdraw WP or WF from Term II classes
August 7 Thursday. Term II classes end
August 8 Friday. Reading period (Until 7:00 PM)
August 8 Friday. Term II final examinations begin, 7:00 PM
August 10 Sunday. Term II final examinations end
 
FALL 2008
August 19 Tuesday. New graduate student orientation
August 19 Tuesday. New undergraduate student orientation begins
August 20 Wednesday. 11:00 a.m. Convocation for new undergraduate students; 4:00 p.m. Convocation for graduate and professional school students
August 25 Monday. 8:30 a.m. Fall Semester classes begin; Drop/Add continues
September 1 Monday. Labor Day. Classes in session
September 5 Friday. 5:00 p.m. Drop/Add ends
October 5 Sunday. Founders' Day
October 10 Friday. Last day for reporting midsemester grades
October 10 Friday. 7:00 p.m. Fall break begins
October 15 Wednesday. 8:30 a.m. Classes resume
October 29 Wednesday. Registration begins for Spring Semester, 2009
November 12 Wednesday. Registration ends for Spring Semester, 2009
November 14 Thursday. Drop/Add begins
November 25 Tuesday. Graduate classes end
November 25 Tuesday. 10:30 p.m. Thanksgiving recess begins
Nov 26 - Dec 7 Wednesday-Sunday. Graduate reading period; length of the 200-level course reading period is determined by the professor
December 1 Monday. 8:30 a.m. Classes resume
December 5 Friday. Undergraduate classes end
December 6-8 Saturday-Monday. Undergraduate reading period
December 9 Tuesday. Final examinations begin (9:00 a.m.)
December 14 Sunday. 10:00 p.m. Final examinations end
 
SPRING 2009
January 7 Wednesday. 8:30 a.m. Spring Semester begins: The Monday class meeting schedule is in effect on this day; Regular class meeting schedule begins on Thursday, January 8; Classes meeting in a Wednesday/Friday meeting pattern begin January 9; Drop/Add continues
January 8 Thursday. Regular class meeting schedule begins
January 19 Monday. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day holiday: classes are rescheduled on Wednesday, January 7
January 21 Wednesday. 5:00 pm, Drop/Add ends
February 20 Friday. Last day for reporting midsemester grades
February 23 Monday. Registration begins for Summer 2009
March 6 Friday. 7:00 p.m. Spring recess begins
March 16 Monday. 8:30 a.m. Classes resume
April 1 Wednesday. Registration begins for Fall Semester 2009; Summer 2009 registration continues
April 10 Friday. Registration ends for Fall Semester 2009; Summer 2009 registration continues
April 11 Saturday. Drop/Add begins
April 15 Wednesday. Graduate classes end
April 16 - 26 Thursday-Sunday. Graduate reading period; length of the 200-level course reading period is determined by the professor
April 22 Wednesday. Undergraduate classes end
April 23 - 26 Thursday-Sunday. Undergraduate reading period
April 27 Monday. Final examinations begin
April 29 Wednesday. Undergraduate reading period (9:00 AM - 2:00 PM)
May 2 Saturday. 10:00 p.m. Final examinations end
May 8 Friday. Commencement begins
May 10 Sunday. Graduation exercises; conferring of degrees

October 11, 2007 (Revised)
University Schedule Committee
Duke University, Durham, North Carolina  27708

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